In this episode, Curt and Linda Willing discuss the cultural and legal challenges associated with hazing, pranks and bullying in the fire service. Linda is a retired fire officer from the Boulder (CO) Fire Department, and is now a noted author, columnist and lecturer. She is the author of On the Line: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories, and is a monthly columnist for FireRescue1 and Fire Chief.
Linda is the principal trainer and consultant with RealWorld Training & Consulting (www.rwtraining.com). She specializes in designing training programs for organizational diversity, leadership development, change management, decision-making, and conflict resolution.
Linda is an adjunct faculty member and curriculum advisor with the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer and Management Science programs and has developed a number of emergency services training programs at the national level. In 1982, Linda co-founded Women in the Fire Service. Linda holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in management science from Regis University in Denver, and is a certified mediator.